|New Jersey General Assembly District 12|
|2012 - Present|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|New Jersey General Assembly District 12|
|2008 - 2012|
|Bachelor's||Pennsylvania State University|
|J.D.||Rutgers School of Law, 2002|
|Place of birth||Point Pleasant, NJ|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Additional reading
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Casagrande received her JD from Rutgers School of Law and BA from Pennsylvania State University. She has worked as a partner with Menna Supko & Casagrande, an associate with Cleary Afieri Jones & Hoyle, and a law clerk with Honorable Robert W. O'Hagan. 
Assemblywoman Casagrande discusses the sales tax holiday
- A2204 Permits use of overseas absentee ballots for all elections; authorizes transmission of ballots by electronic means.
- A3097 Requires labeling of foods produced from cloned animals.
- A3150 Provides for mandatory life imprisonment for aggravated sexual assault.
- A3552 Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish and maintain website list of such persons. 
National Political Awareness Test
Casagrande's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. In the test she listed her top priorities as:
- 1. Cut spending to lower property taxes - Eliminate $2 billion in wasteful government spending and cut property taxes permanently by at lease 20% for every NJ family.
- 2. Fully fund our schools - Five years of flat funding have driven school property taxes trhough the roof.
- 3. Pass real ethics reform - The politicians in Trenton failed to deliver reform. Its time to permanently ban politicians from abusing the pension system.
Casagrande ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 11. Casagrande is bracketed with Mary Pat Angelini. She was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. She is challenged by Edward Zipprich (D), Kevin McMillan (D), and incumbent Mary Pat Angelini (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013. 
Casagrande won re-election in 2011, but for District 11 instead of her current District 12 due to redistricting. Casagrande and incumbent Mary Pat Angelini ran uncontested in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Kathleen Horgan (D), Vin Gopal (D), and Daniel Jacobson (I) in the November 8 general election.
First female legislative team
If the Republican candidates win in the general election, District 11 will feature the state's first all-female legislative team. In addition to Angelini and Casagrande, Jennifer Beck (R) won District 11 the New Jersey State Senate.
District 11 was reshaped to become a minority opportunity district. While NJSpotlight predicts a win for the GOP ticket, PolitickerNJ notes that the Asbury Park Press endorsement of Vin Gopal (D) may increase his chances of election. Jennifer Beck (R) and Casagrande were also endorsed--APP declined to endorse Raymond Santiago (D), Kathleen Horgan (D), and Mary Pat Angelini (R). In addition, the Democratic challengers in District 11 have raised over $100,000.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twelfth Legislative District (2009)|
|Declan J. O'Scanlon, Jr. (R)||42,932|
|Caroline Casagrande (R)||42,662|
|Michelle Roth (D)||25,891|
|John Amberg (D)||24,125|
|Steven Welzer (Gr)||1,635|
In 2011, Casagrande received $304,744 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Caroline Casagrande's campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey Republican Party||$56,277|
|Election Fund Of Assemblyman Dave Rible||$8,200|
|Election Fund Of Alex De Croce||$8,000|
|New Jersey Automobile Dealers Assocation||$7,200|
|Bramnick For Assembly||$6,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$304,744|
|Total Votes received in 2011||18,739|
|Cost of each vote received||$16.26|
Below are Casagrande's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|Add Funds Transferred From Prior Campaign||$12,759|
|Biondi, Peter J||$5,000|
|New Jersey Business & Industry Association||$2,000|
|New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association||$1,600|
Casagrande and her husband, Stephen Chance, have two sons, Harrison and Teddy.
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- Official Campaign Website
- New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Caroline Casagrande
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ 12th legislative district - Assemblywoman Casagrande
- Assemblywoman Casagrande on Twitter
- Caroline Casagrande Facebook page
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007
- New Jersey Department of State, Official Primary Results
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Casagrande
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Casagrande Issue Positions
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Unofficial general election candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Atlanticville, "GOP legislators kick off run for 11th District," June 30, 2011
- PolitickerNJ, "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011
- NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," December 15, 2011
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